Noah’s Ark to attend the 2012 Olympics

Did you know that it is very likely that Noah’s Ark will be coming to the London 2012 Olympics? Like the Biblical original, it is 450ft  long, 75ft wide and when finished it will be packed with LIVE animals.

If all goes to plan, the modern-day Noah’s Ark will make its way up the Thames, 4,000 years after the original is said to have set sail.

Dutch creator, Johan Huibers, has written to London Mayor Boris Johnson to ask for permission to moor it in the capital during the Olympic Games.

The 60-year-old construction company owner said he hopes his ark, telling the story of Noah and with live and model animals inside, will inspire schoolchildren.

It is to tell people that there is a Bible  and that, when you open it, there is a God

He decided to build the 3,000ton Ark nearly 20 years ago after having a dream about a great flood swamping Holland which he saw as a signal to spread God’s message.

He built it out of Swedish pine, which he believes is what God meant when he told Noah to use ‘resin wood’ for his.

Personally I think it’s a great idea. I’m sure it will bring people to a point that, when they see the Ark, and taking micro evolution into account, may come to the conclusion that Noah and the Ark is more plausible than it first seems.

Obviously, people will still choose to not believe, and will have hang ups about certain issues, and the old dinosaur questions will emerge etc. But ultimately, it will be a Christian presence in the capital for the games, and great for everyone to see.

One question though… what does it have to do with the Olympics?

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @

  • Josh

    Who cares what it has to do with the olympics! It sounds amazing 🙂 I wanna go 😀

    • True, Josh! It is amazing 😛 And a good witness too! 😀